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A good film to see mid-1950s mores. Also, dress styles and hair styles of the time. As usual, the...

One of the best examples of post-World War II social guidance films, with examples of "good" and "bad" girls, proper and improper dating etiquette, courtesy to parents, and an analysis of what makes some people popular and others not. A scream and a sobering document of postwar conformity. Director: Ted Peshak. Cinematography: Bill Rockar. Writers: Robert Chapin and Patricia Kealy. Editor: George Wilbern. Educational adviser: Dr. Alice Sowers, Director, Family Life Institute...
Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, Gender roles

A good film to see mid-1950s mores. Also, dress styles and hair styles of the time. As usual, the...

FedFlix
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This information was classified in 1950 which is the date shown on the final frame. This is...

National Archives and Records Administration BATTLE OF MIDWAY Department of the Navy. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Naval Observatory. (1942 - 09/18/1947) ARC Identifier 13196 / Local Identifier 80-MN-9168D. Made possible by a donation from John and Paige Curran.
Topics: archives.gov, public.resource.org

This information was classified in 1950 which is the date shown on the final frame. This is...

Feature Films
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In the 1930s the big draw for movie goers was to see the stars they'd been listening to over the...

Gene Autry is a Texas Ranger working undercover to protect an Army wagon train full of ammunition and supplies from Indian attack. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: western

In the 1930s the big draw for movie goers was to see the stars they'd been listening to over the...

Feature Films
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Once credited as "Duke Morrison", Marion Robert Morrison was named John Wayne by Raoul Walsh and...

Jailed for murders he didn't commit, Randy Bowers (John Wayne) escapes only to stumble into the den of the real murderers.
Topics: Western, John Wayne, pdmovies

Once credited as "Duke Morrison", Marion Robert Morrison was named John Wayne by Raoul Walsh and...

Feature Films
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Ray "Crash" Corrigan was a very popular B movie actor during the 1930s and 1940s. The nickname...

The Three Mesquiteers protect settlers against an evil politician trying to steal their land after a flood. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: western

Ray "Crash" Corrigan was a very popular B movie actor during the 1930s and 1940s. The nickname...

Feature Films
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This western has some characters wearing smart 1930s style suits, ties, and fedoras. Some are in...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: Western

This western has some characters wearing smart 1930s style suits, ties, and fedoras. Some are in...

Feature Films
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Watching Hedda Hopper at the end of her acting career and just before her gossip column career was...

In this film Charley Grapewin has the lead role as Jasper Whyte, a crotchety head of a family, who are planning how to spend his money before he is dead. Jasper has a surprising announcement - he is going to give each of his relatives a $1 million before he dies! But if his granddaughter can be found, it all goes to her!!!
Topics: Comedy, Mystery

Watching Hedda Hopper at the end of her acting career and just before her gossip column career was...

Feature Films
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Bernard B. Ray does not show his best work here. However, considering that in 1935 he produced...

A newly hired police chief vows to clean up a notoriously corrupt police department. When he is murdered, investigators find that there is no shortage of suspects, most of them being fellow cops.
Topics: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Bernard B. Ray does not show his best work here. However, considering that in 1935 he produced...

Comedy Films
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Much of the humor is derived from very broad acting. Perhaps the style was familiar to audiences...

A short W.C. Fields film.
Topics: W.C. Fields, comedy

Much of the humor is derived from very broad acting. Perhaps the style was familiar to audiences...

Feature Films
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Although the ending is unlikely and makes suspending disbelief difficult, the rest of this little B...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: Mystery

Although the ending is unlikely and makes suspending disbelief difficult, the rest of this little B...

Feature Films
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Harry Stradling was the cinematographer for this film. It bears his excellent touch framing the...

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030063/ Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client. Stars Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon
Topics: romance, comedy, pdmovies

Harry Stradling was the cinematographer for this film. It bears his excellent touch framing the...

Comedy Films
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Zasu Pitts (she pronounced it "Say-zoo") plays the same character beloved of audiences for decades....

A film that's cheap, silly, and short. And it has Zasu Pitts.
Topics: comedy, musical

Zasu Pitts (she pronounced it "Say-zoo") plays the same character beloved of audiences for decades....

Feature Films
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Fifi D'Orsay played the same bubbly character in all of her movies. Although she was sometimes...

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Topics: comedy, musical

Fifi D'Orsay played the same bubbly character in all of her movies. Although she was sometimes...

Feature Films
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Carole Landis shows her great comedic talent here as a carnival owner. Her passing at age 29 was...

The 1940 Hal Roach comedy Road Show starring Carole Landis, John Hubbard, Adolphe Menjou, Patsy Kelly, and Margaret Roach ~ You can learn more about Carole at http://www.carolelandis.net
Topics: carole landis, john hubbard, adolphe menjou, patsy kelly, margaret roach, comedy, hal roach, 1940,...

Carole Landis shows her great comedic talent here as a carnival owner. Her passing at age 29 was...

Community Video
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The uploaded did not provide the ladies playing music. Instead there is terrible synth sounds.

Adult Vintage - House On Bare Mountain - 1962 - Remix Music: Tommy Creep Wichdoktor Zip
Topics: adult, vintage, 1962, Remix, House On Bare Mountain, zip

The uploaded did not provide the ladies playing music. Instead there is terrible synth sounds.

Comedy Films
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Norris Goff and Chester Lauck were both thirty-somethings when they portrayed Lum and Abner on...

The first film adaptation of the "Lum and Abner" Radio Program.
Topics: Comedy, Lum and Abner

Norris Goff and Chester Lauck were both thirty-somethings when they portrayed Lum and Abner on...

Feature Films
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This version is one of the closest to Doyle's original. "Jabez Wilson" has got to be one of the...

From IMDb: In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members. Society members start dropping like flies. Sherlock Holmes is approached by member James Murphy's widow, who is miffed at being left penniless by her husband. When Captain Pyke is shot, Holmes keys in on his mysterious Chinese widow as well as the shady Merrydew. Other members keep dying--Malcom Dearing first, then Mr. Baker....
Topics: Mystery, Sherlock Holmes

This version is one of the closest to Doyle's original. "Jabez Wilson" has got to be one of the...

Feature Films
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From a different time in America. A very pleasant film and a wholesome story.

A college friend of the local soda-jerk comes to town and lets it be known that he's looking for property on which to build a resort. When he buys some land and suddenly "discovers" there's oil underneath it--and generously offers to sell the townspeople shares in his newly found oil reserves--Dr. Christian suspects a swindle and sets out to prove it.
Topics: Comedy, Edgar Kennedy

From a different time in America. A very pleasant film and a wholesome story.

Classic TV
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto are the best known of all the Western pairings. Jay Silverheels was born...

Pilot for the Lone Ranger TV Series. September 15th 1949.
Topics: Lone Ranger, Tonto, Western, Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore

The Lone Ranger and Tonto are the best known of all the Western pairings. Jay Silverheels was born...

Feature Films
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Playing Eliza Doolitle not only earned Dame Wendy Hiller her first Academy Award Nomination (she...

Loosely based on the Greek myth "Pygmalion" a Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory but his statue was so fair and realistic that he fell in love with it. The snobbish & intellectual Professor of languages, Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) makes a bet with his friend (Scott Sunderland) that he can take a London flower seller, Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller), from the gutters and pass her off as a society lady. However he discovers that this involves dealing with a human...
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard

Playing Eliza Doolitle not only earned Dame Wendy Hiller her first Academy Award Nomination (she...

Comedy Films
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I was amazed that is film has 44 reviews! Most others at the Internet Archive have a couple or...

Ditzy socialite with a heart of gold, Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) finds "forgotten man" Godfrey Smith (William Powell) in a scavenger hunt. Eventually Godfrey is taken in as the family butler for the Bullocks and screwball antics and romance ensue.
Topics: screwball, comedy, romance

I was amazed that is film has 44 reviews! Most others at the Internet Archive have a couple or...

Feature Films
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Neither stellar acting nor writing here. The most entertaining scene is the war dance. Pretty...

Bizarre nudie-cutie western from 1959. It appears to be without copyright notice and no renewal is listed, so it's doubly PD.
Topic: Western Nude

Neither stellar acting nor writing here. The most entertaining scene is the war dance. Pretty...

Feature Films
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Ray Corrigan not only starred in this film but all of the exterior scenes were shot at his...

Piracy on the Prairie till Rangebuster Guns Start Dealing Death And Destruction!
Topics: Action, Adventure, Western

Ray Corrigan not only starred in this film but all of the exterior scenes were shot at his...

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Leo Carrillo did not often play a villain. Here his Spanish accent is thinly disguised to sound...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: western

Leo Carrillo did not often play a villain. Here his Spanish accent is thinly disguised to sound...

Feature Films
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Not a strong script or best direction. A boy of privilege who is arrogant and selfish goes to...

A pampered, snobbish young boy is sent by his father who has served time in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Topics: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Not a strong script or best direction. A boy of privilege who is arrogant and selfish goes to...

Feature Films
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The jewel in this tale is seen two or three times and looks like very pale jade or maybe a milky...

From IMDb : The second in the series of Mr. Wong features starring Boris Karloff finds wealthy gem-collector Brandon Edwards gaining possession of the largest star sapphire in the world, the 'Eye of the Daughter of the Moon', after it has been stolen in China. Edwards, at a party in his home, confides to Mr. Wong that his life is in danger. During a game of Charades, Edwards is mysteriously shot dead and the gem disappears. Unknown to Wong, the jewel is in the possession of Edwards' maid,...
Topics: mystery, murder, crime, Karloff, Mr. Wong

The jewel in this tale is seen two or three times and looks like very pale jade or maybe a milky...

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While we don't try to rate any of the B films about Mr.Wong as better or not better, this was an...

From IMDb : When Captain Street's best friend Dan O'Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco and unmasks the killer, though not until several more murders occur. Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers and Marjorie Reynolds This movie can also be found at The Internet Archive here . The Mr. Wong series of films Mr. Wong, Detective The Mystery of Mr. Wong Mr. Wong in Chinatown The Fatal Hour...
Topics: murder, mystery, crime, Karloff, Mr. Wong

While we don't try to rate any of the B films about Mr.Wong as better or not better, this was an...

The Video Cellar Collection
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Keep an eye on the dim lit sets because it is they and the actors' blocking that primarily moves...

Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons. When everyone...
Topics: Mystery, Thriller, PRC, George Zucco, Lionel Atwill

Keep an eye on the dim lit sets because it is they and the actors' blocking that primarily moves...

Feature Films
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The mystery remains until the very last scene when the murderer is revealed to be... Mostly good...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: Mystery

The mystery remains until the very last scene when the murderer is revealed to be... Mostly good...

Feature Films
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This is a well-told tale of multiple murders. It is always fun to watch Berton Churchill. Here he...

From IMDb : A pair of detectives investigate the murder of an elderly millionaire who was the target of blackmail and death threats and find that there is no shortage of suspects, many of them in the victim's own family. Stars: Ray Walker, Berton Churchill, Irene Ware, Hobart Bosworth, Hedda Hopper, and E. E. Clive The 676MB MPEG4 file was derived from the 2.8GB MPEG2 found on this page .
Topics: Mystery, Murder, Blackmail

This is a well-told tale of multiple murders. It is always fun to watch Berton Churchill. Here he...

Feature Films
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Well written plot. The acting is par for a B movie. Some twists and turns will keep the viewer...

The Falcon tackles another mystery.
Topics: mystery, Falcon, John Calvert, Lyle Talbot

Well written plot. The acting is par for a B movie. Some twists and turns will keep the viewer...

Feature Films
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Although the screenplay does not follow the original story detail by detail, this story is still...

From IMDb : A young woman turns to Sherlock Holmes for protection when she's menaced by an escaped killer seeking missing treasure. However, when the woman is kidnapped, Holmes and Watson must penetrate the city's criminal underworld to find her.
Topics: Mystery, Sherlock Holmes

Although the screenplay does not follow the original story detail by detail, this story is still...

Feature Films
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Blondell is murdered but her ghost still roams the old mansion where she was killed. Cosmo Topper...

Gail Richards is accompanying Ann Carrington who is visiting her father, Henry, at his spooky, old, country estate. It's been many years since she's seen him. They get a lift from Cosmo Topper, who lives in the neighborhood. Gail is murdered that night, and her spirit seeks out Topper to find out who killed her and why. Stars: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, and H. B. Warner IMDb Page COPYRIGHT NOTICE: No copyright renewal was filed for this...
Topics: Comedy, Mystery, Murder, Suspense, Fantasy

Blondell is murdered but her ghost still roams the old mansion where she was killed. Cosmo Topper...

Feature Films
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This film is unusual for its portrayal of the death of a child. When her husband sends her brother...

From IMDb : Mr. Verloc, a cinema owner, is part of a gang of saboteurs in London. He lives with his wife, Winnie, and her young brother, Stevie. They know nothing about Verloc's secret. Scotland Yard assigns an undercover detective, Ted, to work in a shop near the cinema and investigate the man. The head of the gang assigns Verloc to put a bomb in the metro. The man sends Stevie there with the "bag". Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, and John Loder
Topics: Mystery, Thriller, Hitchcock, Sabotage, Terrorism

This film is unusual for its portrayal of the death of a child. When her husband sends her brother...

Comedy Films
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Will Hay films usually feature 1930s British humor which means every one shouting at each other. ...

Will Hay plays Dr. Benjamin Twist, a man whose ambitions outstrip his abilities. Twist is a porter on an ocean liner bound for America who, through convoluted plot twists, finds himself masquerading as a professor. Teaming up with a gangster stowaway (Edgar Kennedy), Twist finds himself embroiled in a kidnap plot on the far side of the pond that is complicated by the fact that two sets of gangsters are attempting to get their hands on the ransom money.
Topics: Comedy, Will Hay

Will Hay films usually feature 1930s British humor which means every one shouting at each other. ...

Feature Films
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Men are all divorced by their wives who bleed them for alimony checks, which they spend on their...

When the wealthy Wall Street businessman Chester Hamilton (Sidney Blackmer) is arrested for missing the payment of due alimonies to his ex-wife, he finds his butler Oswald Groggs (Charles Ruggles) in the jail arrested for the same motive. Chester gives 2,500.00 $ to Oswald to pay his debts, but the butler gives only part of the money to his ex-wife and travels to the seashore on vacation pretending to be the wealthy "Sir" Oswald Groggs.
Topic: Comedy

Men are all divorced by their wives who bleed them for alimony checks, which they spend on their...

Feature Films
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A young woman, Rose, goes to the city but can't find work. She is evicted from her apartment. ...

* Released: 1934-05-01 * Comedy/Crime/Romance (Eng US) * Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corporation at Universal City * RCA VICTOR "High Fidelity" Sound System * PRODUCER: Geo. R. Batcheller * DIRECTOR: Richard Thorpe * SCREENPLAY: Karl Brown * STARRING: Sally Blane; Henry B. Walthall; Hale Hamilton; Judith Vosselli; Matty Kemp; John Harron * SYNOPSIS: Young woman, down on her luck, is taken under the wings of 3 older strangers, 3 good friends who vow to watch over her to ensure her...
Topics: Film 1934, Film Comedy, Film Romance, Film Crime, Faith, Film Feel-Good, **Chesterfield, *PROD:...

A young woman, Rose, goes to the city but can't find work. She is evicted from her apartment. ...

Feature Films
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John Miljan does a splendid job carrying this mystery film. There are several wonderful...

* Released: 1933-11-30 BW (Eng USA) * Comedy Thriller * Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corp.; Invincible Picture * Summary: "DUPLICITY" * STARRING: John Miljan (Jerry 1&2), Shirley Grey (Chloe), Monroe Owsley (Colton), Hale Hamilton (Col Gordon), Robert Eliott (Sgt Kerrigan), Wilson Benge (Greyson the Butler), Maurice Black (Feets) * PRODUCER: Maury M. Cohen * DIRECTORS: Frank R. Strayer w Melville Shyer(Assist. Dir) and Edward C. Jewell (Art Dir) * WRITER: Robert Ellis (Orig....
Topics: 1930s Pre-Code B&W Film, Film 1933, Film Comedy, Film Thriller, Film Romance, **Chesterfield -...

John Miljan does a splendid job carrying this mystery film. There are several wonderful...

Feature Films
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It is always fun to see Barton Churchill performing. This time he is a retired police investigator...

* Released: 1936-02-18 * Mystery/Suspense/Comedy (Eng USA) * Cert. #1899 * Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corp. * If you have read "The Last Trap" (by Sinclair Gluck), you will find the screenplay to be very different. You won't, however, be at all disappointed with the story, nor the outcome of the film. In this story, we discover there are many murder suspects available, when Elsa's Uncle Henry is found DEAD!. This romp, has many enjoyable twists and turns, and is, at times, quite...
Topics: Film 1936, Film Suspense, Film Mystery, Film Comedy, **Chesterfield, *AUTH: Sinclair Gluck, *PROD:...

It is always fun to see Barton Churchill performing. This time he is a retired police investigator...

Feature Films
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Rich girl wants to marry a middle class white collar guy who works in her father's steel...

* Released 1931-02-22 * Comedy/Romance (Eng US) * 1930s Pre-Code B&W Film * RKO Radio Pictures * RCA Photophone System * PRODUCER: William LeBaron; Louis Sarecky (Assoc Prod) * DIRECTOR: Lloyd Bacon * WRITERS: Louis Sarecky (By); Forrest Halsey and Alfred Jackson (Adaptation & Dialogue) * STARRING: Dorothy MacKaill; Joel McCrea; Ned Sparks; Mary Carr; Clara Kimball Young; Robert McWade; Bryant Washburn; Florence Roberts; Freeman Wood * SYNOPSIS: After saving the lives of two fellow...
Topics: 1930s Pre-Code B&W Film, Film 1931, Film Comedy, Film Romance, **RKO, *PROD: William LeBaron,...

Rich girl wants to marry a middle class white collar guy who works in her father's steel...

Feature Films
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The small town GP turns out to be a world renown brain surgeon? His office is equipped with x-ray...

Dr. Christian (Jean Hersholt) who runs the health department in a small town. He seeks to build a hospital, but is turned down by the mayor (Paul Harvey). The mayor decided that a highway would better suit the town than a new hospital.
Topic: Drama

The small town GP turns out to be a world renown brain surgeon? His office is equipped with x-ray...

Feature Films
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This is one of the best of the Crazy Gang comedies. The gang head to the Yukon to strike it rich...

From IMDb; The Crazy Gang join the 1898 gold rush. Unfortunately it's now 1939 and they're a bit late. Stars: Jimmy Nervo, Bud Flanagan and Teddy Knox
Topics: Comedy, British, Crazy Gang

This is one of the best of the Crazy Gang comedies. The gang head to the Yukon to strike it rich...

Feature Films
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What a shame that the audio track is so bad. Finally gave up trying to understand what is being...

Mary Pickford plays a French chorus girl in New York trying to make good and survive.
Topics: Musical, Comedy, Mary Pickford

What a shame that the audio track is so bad. Finally gave up trying to understand what is being...

Feature Films
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So many scam artists! They start scheming and scamming each other, which leads to much...

From IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028375/ Barbara "Babs" Penfield is trying to convince her father, laundry-magnate F. Thorndyke Penfield, to invest money in a proposition from her sweetheart Rodney Randall. Her father refuses as he knows Randall is a fortune hunter, as did any 30's audience once Bradley Page appeared on the scene. While Penfield hurries out to award the Penfield Prize for Service at his laundry, Babs, finding her allowance has been stopped by her father, tries...
Topics: Chick Chandler, Evalyn Knapp, Berton Churchill, Comedy

So many scam artists! They start scheming and scamming each other, which leads to much...

Feature Films
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A head waiter invests $3,000 to give a pretty young woman a chance to meet and marry a rich man. ...

An enticing French girl named Nicole(Danielle Darrieux) has no employ and without rent. She is helped by an ex-actress (Broderick) and a maitre of New York city Hotel (Mischa Auer). They are planning a plot for snare a rich hubby and catch the eyes on Bill (Louis Hayward). The scheme works and the engagement is quickly publicized in the newspapers. But Bill's friend (Douglas Fairbanks J.R) knows the true intentions and the plans may be thwarted.
Topics: Comedy, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Danielle Darrieux

A head waiter invests $3,000 to give a pretty young woman a chance to meet and marry a rich man. ...

Feature Films
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Edward Brophy and Bill Demarest always give great comedic results and they do not fail...

The film begins with a super-valuable necklace being stolen and the owner of the insurance company is fretting about how to pay off his client's claim. When a man with a shady past, Barry Drake, recovers the stones for the insurance company, everyone seems happy until they discover that it is a fake. Most of the rest of the film consists of Barry and the insurance office assistant going on a cross-country adventure trying to find the real necklace. File Information - for the h.264 MPEG4 File...
Topic: romance,comedy,detective,1938,hillbilly

Edward Brophy and Bill Demarest always give great comedic results and they do not fail...

Feature Films
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Dunne was 42 and Boyer was 41 when they made this romance film. Their real ages do not seem to...

Directed by Leo McCarey, this 1939 romantic classic is the first and best version of the old warhorse of a fateful shipboard romance between an aimless playboy and a nightclub singer, both engaged but appearing to be destined to reunite on the top floor of the Empire State Building. The elaborate, shot-for-shot 1957 remake again directed by McCarey with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr is much better known, and Warren Beatty even saw fit to remake it yet again with his wife Annette Bening for a 1994...
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer

Dunne was 42 and Boyer was 41 when they made this romance film. Their real ages do not seem to...

Feature Films
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The Ellery Queen series of films were strictly B movies but were very popular nonetheless. Eddie...

This adaptation of an Ellery Queen mystery concerns the theft of a rare Chinese stamp (the Mandarin of the title), which takes place in a hotel with several shifty characters and an hysterical manager (the priceless Franklin Pangborn). The mystery, such as it is, concerns both the stamp theft and two murders, and shows Ellery and his father the Inspector as a team rubbing together just enough to solve the case.
Topics: Comedy, Mystery

The Ellery Queen series of films were strictly B movies but were very popular nonetheless. Eddie...

Feature Films
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If silly is a substitute for funny then this is a comedy. Notable performance by Franklin Pangborn...

A theatrical troupe headed by a flashy showman finds itself in the tiny--and bankrupt--kingdom of Belgardia. The showman falls in love with the daughter of the dotty king, who has promised her to another.
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Romance

If silly is a substitute for funny then this is a comedy. Notable performance by Franklin Pangborn...

Classic TV
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Kids should not play with guns is a good message. But the lack of believability here makes this...

A Gun For Christmas from the 1950's series Dragnet
Topics: Dragnet, Classic TV

Kids should not play with guns is a good message. But the lack of believability here makes this...

Feature Films
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The credits announce that this film "introduces" Gene Autry but Autry's first film was actually "In...

Leo Carrillo turns in a hilarious performance as mob boss Tony Gordoni, who takes over a New York record company and proceeds to strong-arm singing stars into signing with the label.
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Ann Dvorak

The credits announce that this film "introduces" Gene Autry but Autry's first film was actually "In...

Feature Films
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A story of convoluted relationships between women. Two of them pursuing the rich boss's son. One...

A secretary finds herself being romanced by a "ladies man". What she doesn't know is that it's her boss who really loves her.
Topics: Comedy, Romance

A story of convoluted relationships between women. Two of them pursuing the rich boss's son. One...

Feature Films
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The Crazy Gang is at it again! Alf gets a uniform with a magic button on it. When the button is...

Alf discovers that one of the buttons on his pyjamas is made from the metal of Aladdin's lamp. When he cleans it a genie appears. Cast: Bud Flanagan ... Alf Higgins (as The Crazy Gang) Chesney Allen ... Ches (as The Crazy Gang) Jimmy Nervo ... Cecil (as The Crazy Gang) Teddy Knox ... Teddy (as The Crazy Gang) Charlie Naughton...Charlie (as The Crazy Gang) Jimmy Gold ... Jimmy Alastair Sim ... Eustace - The Genie of the Button / Eustace
Topics: Comedy, Crazy Gang, UK

The Crazy Gang is at it again! Alf gets a uniform with a magic button on it. When the button is...

Feature Films
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It is hard to suspend disbelief with this one. Many bits and pieces of plot that don't quite fit...

Dustin Willoughby (Joe E. Brown) a prizefighter and a strong believer in horoscopes/astrology wins only when his astrological signs are just right, a talent he also uses to pick winning horses.
Topics: Comedy, Romance, Joe E. Brown, Marian Marsh

It is hard to suspend disbelief with this one. Many bits and pieces of plot that don't quite fit...

The Video Cellar Collection
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Olson and Johnson were perhaps the funniest of all comedy acts in the 1930s. Their mad cap humor...

Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson star as vaudevillians who attempt to stage a cursed show.
Topics: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, comedy, theatre, stage, vaudville, jinxed

Olson and Johnson were perhaps the funniest of all comedy acts in the 1930s. Their mad cap humor...

Feature Films
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Heather Angel steals a car from a gangster who was "mashing". Unfortunately there is body in the...

A prim school teacher (Heather Angel) has a secret desire to kick up her heels and leave her small town behind her. She does the next best thing - buys some silk stockings, a new hat and goes on a spree for the day. She gets some unwanted attention from a hood, "Handsome" (Henry Brandon), and in her haste to escape, pushes him over and steals his car. Unbeknownst to her, there is a dead body in the back. She picks up a hitch-hiker (John King), whose car has broken down, and a romance...
Topics: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

Heather Angel steals a car from a gangster who was "mashing". Unfortunately there is body in the...

Feature Films
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Thoroughly mad cap British humour. The local Provost has his pride cause him to take one poorly...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topics: Comedy, Romance, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Press, Dog, Journalism, Newspaper, Reporter, Politician

Thoroughly mad cap British humour. The local Provost has his pride cause him to take one poorly...

Feature Films
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The old mansion was once home to a mad doctor. It is filled with secret passages. And there is an...

Three men are stranded during a storm when their car gets stuck in the mud along a country road. They take refuge in a nearby mansion. It is the anniversary of a death at the mansion, and there is the palpable presence of his ghost. While arguing about the death the lights go out, and when they come back on the widow of the dead man has disappeared. Stars: John Miljan, June Collyer, Richard Carle, Henry Kolker, Johnny Arthur, Spencer Charters, Donald Kirke, and Eve Southern IMDb Page The 620MB...
Topics: Mystery, Comedy, Maniac

The old mansion was once home to a mad doctor. It is filled with secret passages. And there is an...

Comedy Films
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Richard Talmadge never quite lost his German accent completely and it peaks through from time to...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: comedy

Richard Talmadge never quite lost his German accent completely and it peaks through from time to...

Comedy Films
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A diamond smuggler is shot in a hotel room. The shooter takes the diamonds, leaves, then returns...

Reporter Sue Gallagher (Ann Savage from Detour) finds an infamous gangster's corpse in a wax museum. Her desire for a scoop is hindered by a meddling rival (William Gargan), the museum's goofy maintenance man (Leo Gorcey), and the ruthless killer (B-horror king George Zucco).
Topics: Leo Gorcey, mystery, William C.Thomas

A diamond smuggler is shot in a hotel room. The shooter takes the diamonds, leaves, then returns...

Feature Films
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Dame Jessie Matthews is her delighful, bubbly best in this light romantic comedy. It takes some...

A businessman's daughter (Jessie Matthews) runs away from an arranged marriage, only to find herself penniless and suspected of theft after she becomes the victim of a bag thief (Owen Nares) in the train. When she refuses to tell him who she really is, her accuser decides to take her home where he can keep an eye on her until 12 o'clock the next day, the time at which she has calculated that it will be safe to tell the truth! But when his fiancée arrives unexpectedly and then his 'guest' is...
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Romance

Dame Jessie Matthews is her delighful, bubbly best in this light romantic comedy. It takes some...

Feature Films
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One of the best of the series. Although there is a slow middle, the chase and fights at the end...

From IMDb : Henri Armides and his assistant, Garvey, blow up and rob a London bank in broad daylight and get away with 10,000 pounds. They hide the money in a radio but the radio is in the apartment that Colonel Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond and his intended bride, Phyllis Caverling, will be occupying after they are married. Married or not, they check out the honeymoon apartment. This does not bode well for Armides and Garvey's plans to recover the money; it also does not bode well for...
Topics: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery: Bulldog Drummond

One of the best of the series. Although there is a slow middle, the chase and fights at the end...

Feature Films
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Will Boggs get the girl? Will his newly purchased barrel factory succeed with a collapseable...

Oliver Boggs is typical office worker with gift for statistics. After winning a contest he take his money and buys a barrel factory, and falls in loves.
Topics: Comedy, Romance

Will Boggs get the girl? Will his newly purchased barrel factory succeed with a collapseable...

Comedy Films
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Some of the gags here remind us of The Blues Brothers -- especially the shoot out. Each vignette...

A henpecked but stoic pharmacist (W.C. Fields) tries to maintains his precarious balance while dealing with demanding customers and his dysfunctional family.
Topics: Comedy, Short, W.C. Fields

Some of the gags here remind us of The Blues Brothers -- especially the shoot out. Each vignette...

Feature Films
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Jimmy's little brother in his film debut shows why Bill stuck to being Jimmy Cagney's manager and...

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Topic: comedy

Jimmy's little brother in his film debut shows why Bill stuck to being Jimmy Cagney's manager and...

Feature Films
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Sidney Toler (Frosty Kilburn) made his first film in 1927 after a career on the stage. He was a...

Taken from IMDB : Ben Wade and his partner Frosty return to Bellounds' ranch where twenty years earlier Wade was wanted for murder
Topics: Western, Romance

Sidney Toler (Frosty Kilburn) made his first film in 1927 after a career on the stage. He was a...

Feature Films
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No plot. Poor camera work. Don't worry about being offended -- the Wild Gals are wearing sequin...

An old geezer recalls some of the antics of the men and women of his western town, more wild and woolly than Tombstone or Dodge City. In this town, no one is a good shot, the women are hungry for new meat, and practical jokers abound. A stranger strolls into town, proving resistant to the mayhem and, after donning some cowboy duds, begins cleaning up that town. This one actually has some decent production values. Oldbones found no registration for this 1962 movie..
Topics: "nudie cutie, " western comedy, russ meyer

No plot. Poor camera work. Don't worry about being offended -- the Wild Gals are wearing sequin...

Feature Films
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Douglas Fairbanks' last screen role is a broad parody of himself as a swashbuckling lover who has...

In his last film role, Douglas Fairbanks as an ageing legendary lady-killer Don Juan. It is set in Seville, Spain in centuries past, where once a young Don Juan caused ladies to swoon and jealous husbands to challenge him to a duel. After 20 years absence, he returns as a middle-aged married man feeling trapped by marriage and tempted to re-visit his old haunts. As it often happens with legends, however, the Don Juan of the past has become far greater and more wonderful in women's minds than he...
Topics: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon

Douglas Fairbanks' last screen role is a broad parody of himself as a swashbuckling lover who has...

Feature Films
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This is a charming little film with some wonderful comedic moments thanks to some of the best...

Actor Philippe Martin (Francis Lederer) and his married date Yvonne (Liev De Maigret) plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique (Ida Lupino), a publisher's daughter. An absurd scandal results; to protect Yvonne, Philippe insists that he was simply overcome by Monique's beauty. This naturally intrigues Monique...but her nominal fiancée (Erik Rhodes) feels differently. French bureaucracy is broadly satirized.
Topics: Comedy, Romance, Francis Lederer, Ida Lupino

This is a charming little film with some wonderful comedic moments thanks to some of the best...

Feature Films
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This was Bobby Breen's final musical movie due to his voice changing. It is a shame the audio...

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Topics: musical, comedy

This was Bobby Breen's final musical movie due to his voice changing. It is a shame the audio...

Feature Films
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Too bad that viewers must choose between watching this version with all the footage but difficult...

In this satire of British-American relations, Edward G. Robinson stars as Dan Armstrong, a hard-sell American salesman whose company sends him to England to learn how to tone down his act. There he meets some distant relatives, the aristocrats Sir Peter and Lady Challoner (Arthur Wontner and Annie Esmond). They invite him to their mansion for the weekend, where among the house guests are the penniless aristocrats the Duke and Duchess of Glenavon (Nigel Bruce and Constance Collier ) and their...
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Edward G. Robinson, Basil Rathbone

Too bad that viewers must choose between watching this version with all the footage but difficult...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
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The image quality of this copy is very good. The missing footage is hidden more or less skillfully...

This glitch-free print is much sharper and clearer than the existing IA copy. Plus it is in the correct aspect ratio. Blimps and baronets in a British A-feature comedy with strong production values and a Capraesque conclusion. Its outstanding cast is led by Edward G Robinson. Directed by Marion Gering. Released in 1937. Complete print (re-release) TRIVIA: First telecast 7/31/44 on WNBT New York City. CAST NOTES: Distinguished British character actress of stage and screen, Constance Collier, is...
Topics: comedies, business fantasy, the Depression, romance, Edward G Robinson, Nigel Bruce, Constance...

The image quality of this copy is very good. The missing footage is hidden more or less skillfully...

Feature Films
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What Hollywood always does is pick Caucasians to play other ethnicities or races and cast older...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topics: Comedy, musical

What Hollywood always does is pick Caucasians to play other ethnicities or races and cast older...

Comedy Films
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Originally titled "A Fool's Advice" this is a good performance by one of the great comedians. Once...

AKA A Fool's Advice An elevator operator (Frank Fay) invents a machine that he believes can help to defeat a corrupt politician (George Diamond) in the city's upcoming mayoral election.
Topics: Comedy, Romance

Originally titled "A Fool's Advice" this is a good performance by one of the great comedians. Once...

Comedy Films
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Li'l Abner was a very popular comic strip in the 1930s. Here the story of how Daisy Mae Scraggs...

Film based on the comic strip by Al Capp.
Topic: Comedy, romance

Li'l Abner was a very popular comic strip in the 1930s. Here the story of how Daisy Mae Scraggs...

Feature Films
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Honeymoon in Bali (the original title of this movie) shows that back in 1939 all successful career...

Taken from IMDB: Bill Burnett, a resident of Bali, visits New York City, meets and falls in love with Gail Allen, the successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop
Topics: Comedy, Music, Romance

Honeymoon in Bali (the original title of this movie) shows that back in 1939 all successful career...

Feature Films
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Rin Tin Tin was born in France during WWI. Lee Duncan found him and brought him to America. For...

Rin Tin Tin, Jr. helps mounties find the killer of a fur trapper. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topics: action, western

Rin Tin Tin was born in France during WWI. Lee Duncan found him and brought him to America. For...

Feature Films
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Robert Newton had great screen presence. Even when appearing with Lanchester and Laughton, both...

AKA Vessel of Wrath. If you enjoy Somerset Maugham stories, then you will enjoy this near-perfect, delightful film adaptation. The characters catch the essence of Maugham, and both Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester (husband and wife team) breath life into two very opposite sorts of people who discover--through adversity--that they have more in common than they dreamed possible
Topics: Comedy, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Drama

Robert Newton had great screen presence. Even when appearing with Lanchester and Laughton, both...

Feature Films
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I agreed with some of what BondoFox noted. But when he veered off the main road with that story...

A bizarre flick from Mexico translated by K. Gordon Murray for children's matinees, in which Santa Claus is the envy of the CIA and avoids child labor laws by keeping his slaves in an orbital castle over the North Pole. Currently #44 on IMDB's Bottom 100 of worst films, beating out "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" by a wide margin. From everything I've heard, it's PD in Mexico, too, so the GATT monster didn't get this one!
Topics: Santa Claus, christmas

I agreed with some of what BondoFox noted. But when he veered off the main road with that story...

Feature Films
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William "One Shot" Beaudine was one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood. He was a...

A comedy, mystery from Producers Releasing Corporation. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: comedy, mystery

William "One Shot" Beaudine was one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood. He was a...

Feature Films
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Delightful mystery. The special effects scene of the interior of a railway car being struck by a...

Murders and train-wrecks in France and England. (The bits of digital blockiness in the picture (e.g., at 00:02:49) existed in the source file that was obtained from usenet; they were not introduced by my transcoding.)
Topics: mystery, murder

Delightful mystery. The special effects scene of the interior of a railway car being struck by a...

Feature Films
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Edward J. Kay was the talent behind the music in this production. He was a prolific composer with...

Keye Luke assumes Boris Karloff's former role as Detective James Lee Wong. This film is unusual because it's one the first to have an asian detective played by an asian born actor.
Topic: Mystery, Crime

Edward J. Kay was the talent behind the music in this production. He was a prolific composer with...

Feature Films
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This may be the only time audiences were able to see Frank Graham. He was well known on radio as...

From IMDb: An amateur detective and a janitor try to find a kidnapped heiress.
Topics: Crime Drama, Mystery, Monogram, Feature Films, 1940s

This may be the only time audiences were able to see Frank Graham. He was well known on radio as...

Feature Films
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Ann Dvorak would retire just five years after this film. Here she is paired for the female...

Randolph Scott plays the Marshall Dan Mitchell who tries to keep things peaceful in town. Edgar Buchanan plays the sheriff Bravo Trimble who rather gambles than shoots. Lloyd Bridges can be seen as Henry Dreiser. And sure there are also some pretty ladies involved.
Topics: Romance, Western, Ann Dvorak, Lloyd Bridges, Edgar Buchanan, Randolph Scott

Ann Dvorak would retire just five years after this film. Here she is paired for the female...

Prelinger Archives
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I once won a blue ribbon at the county fair for my zucchini. There are still fairs in the US...

TELLS THE STORY OF 3 FARM YOUNGSTERS WHO GO TO THE FAIR TO EXHIBIT THEIR CATTLE & PIGS. SHOWS THEM TENDING THEIR LIVESTOCK, WATCHING THE JUDGING & VIEWING THE DISPLAYS. Narrator: James A. Brill. Collaborator: Harry James Reed.

I once won a blue ribbon at the county fair for my zucchini. There are still fairs in the US...

Community Audio
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Don't know where BondoFox inherited his particular form of trollism from to put down a pleasant...

The Ballad of Jesus Christ regards the life death and resurrection of our Lord, with graphic descriptions from an eyewitness to the crusifixiom. A true Easter Song that is heartwarming and a delight to hear.
Topics: Easter, Jesus Christ, Saint Jude, Trey Haltom, Rodney Haltom, fallingfigs, falling figs, Colonel...

Don't know where BondoFox inherited his particular form of trollism from to put down a pleasant...

Comedy Films
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This is considered the first screwball comedy. The fast pace of the lines tripping over each other...

Hilarious romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Russell is rough and tumble reporter looking to get out of the news racket by marrying and becoming a house wife after her divorce from newspaper publisher Grant. Just when she is about to leave town with her husband-to-be the still lovesick Grant drafts her to cover one final breaking news sensation. Along with plenty of laughs and fast paced dialog this film provides a witty and cynical look at news business. There is a...
Topics: romance, comedy

This is considered the first screwball comedy. The fast pace of the lines tripping over each other...

Comedy Films
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Robert Armstrong does not quite pull it off playing a 30 year old here (he was 44 when he made this...

A couple rich sisters Geraldine and Carol Stewart (Dixie Lee and Helen Flint) have just found out that their financial planner has stolen all their money. Unable to pay a couple (Nydia Westman and Robert Armstrong) of their servants their back wages, they agree to let the pair stay in their home rent-free to make up for this pay. But, it is a bit rough at first, as these two society swells expect their old servants to behave like servants--but considering they're no longer paying them, this...
Topics: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Robert Armstrong does not quite pull it off playing a 30 year old here (he was 44 when he made this...

Feature Films
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Arthur Edeson was a very experienced camera operator when he agreed to do this film. He had an...

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Topic: comedy

Arthur Edeson was a very experienced camera operator when he agreed to do this film. He had an...

Feature Films
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Jack Cardiff was the camera operator for this production and he is probably the finest ever. His...

In this first film version of William Shakespeare's classic pastoral comedy, Sir Laurence Olivier stars as Orlando while Elisabeth Bergner is Rosalind, his secret admirer who disguises herself as a boy in order to stay near to him. Nearly all of the actors involved had performed the work on stage previously, adding to the stellar overall performance. A particular highlight is Olivier's magnificent delivery of the famous "All the world's a stage..." monologue.
Topics: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier

Jack Cardiff was the camera operator for this production and he is probably the finest ever. His...

Feature Films
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Not necessarily a knee slapper by modern comedic standards -- modern comedy puts heavy emphasis on...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: comedy

Not necessarily a knee slapper by modern comedic standards -- modern comedy puts heavy emphasis on...

Comedy Films
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The resolution I got made Stan and Ollie's faces look like cotton balls with no mouths or eyes.

This was the first comedy that Laurel and Hardy starred in without producer Hal Roach, although they had previously been "guest stars" in four MGM movies. After they finished making "The Flying Deuces," they returned to Hal Roach Studios to make films. In order to make this movie, producer Boris Morros bought the rights to the 1931 French film "Les deux legionnaires," which had a similar plot. "The Flying Deuces" was Morros' first independent production...
Topics: Comedy, Laurel And Hardy

The resolution I got made Stan and Ollie's faces look like cotton balls with no mouths or eyes.

Feature Films
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Samuel Grundy, born in England, was raised in foster homes in western Canada before entering the US...

Bob (Oscar Apfel) and Helen (Betty Alden) decide to move to California and make a fresh start. Bob wants to buy a nut farm, but Helen dreams of being in the movies
Topic: Comedy

Samuel Grundy, born in England, was raised in foster homes in western Canada before entering the US...

Feature Films
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Olson and Johnson had a very popular free-wheeling comedy style that kept the audience in a roar...

After being run out of town after town for trying to sell worthless stock, two con artists (Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson) breeze into the small town of Chesterville, where they find themselves accused of kidnapping a young boy to whom they offered a ride.
Topic: Comedy

Olson and Johnson had a very popular free-wheeling comedy style that kept the audience in a roar...

Feature Films
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Although the plot is thin, continuity is flawed in many scenes, and the ending is hard to suspend...

Husky Stone (Ray Mayer), strongest man in the Navy, and as short on brains as he is as long on muscle, has an urge to get married, as his enlistment is up. The object of his affection is Myrtle Montrose (Isabal Jewell), a typical "Sweetheart of the Navy." Seeking to discourage Husky's plans is his pal, Pete Kelly (Wallace Ford), who uses Husky to fight his battles and do his work. Pete frames Husky and he is confined to the brig, as their ship docks in San Francisco. Pete goes ashore,...
Topic: Comedy

Although the plot is thin, continuity is flawed in many scenes, and the ending is hard to suspend...

Comedy Films
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Ask Dad is a swell little comedy short. It represents the earliest films which were shot on a...

Comedic short starring Edward Everett Horton. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topics: comedy, short

Ask Dad is a swell little comedy short. It represents the earliest films which were shot on a...

Prelinger Archives
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Produced by the Atlanta School Board in 1946 this educational film is a wonderful bit of history. ...

Explains the reasoning behind attractive and correct tea-table arranging. One of the satellite films that accompanied Let's Give a Tea. See also Arranging a Buffet Supper.
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Produced by the Atlanta School Board in 1946 this educational film is a wonderful bit of history. ...

Prelinger Archives
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There is very little that has changed about the process of having a baby in America. This...

Diagrammatic explanation from the Baby Boom era.
Topic: Medicine: Obstetrics

There is very little that has changed about the process of having a baby in America. This...

Classic TV
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Probably very few American families what watched this show were as affluent or had a cook or a...

Episode 'The New Arrival' of the popular though controversal 50's sitcom "Beulah". Louise Beavers played Beulah. Cast: Louise Beavers: Beulah David Bruce: Harry Henderson Jane Frazee: Alice Henderson (most of this description has been removed. What was I thinking when I submitted it?)
Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, 1950's Sitcom, Fifties, Rare, Beulah, African American History

Probably very few American families what watched this show were as affluent or had a cook or a...

Classic TV
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When I was very small this waa Big Boomer's favorite TV show. Buffalo Bob invented the term...

An artistic masterpiece from the early 1950's, this episode of "Howdy Doody" comes from the 1st of April, 1952. As such, the episode starts with a practical joke which probably annoyed many people. This episode also contains lots of advertising for the sponsors, including Colgate Dental Cream and Kellogg's cereal. Like many TV broadcasts from this period, this episode features some talk about elections, though in a safe and light-hearted manner suited to the program's young audience.
Topics: Classic TV, Art, Artistic, Masterpiece, Masterpoxen, Brilliant, Genius, Intelligent, Quality TV,...

When I was very small this waa Big Boomer's favorite TV show. Buffalo Bob invented the term...